Ok guys, I need some suggestions.
I was hired to find the source of the leak on an 8-year old condo roof.
I have found several things wrong, but am looking for anything I may have missed. Of the things I’ve found to be suspect include:
- CertainTeed brand (Horizon series) shingles used. These have been recalled and prematurely loose granules, then crack and curl. (Seen in the first 2 pictures)
- Properly insulated heat/cooling ducts, but several exposed cold air returns (attic insulation is not fully covering in all areas) - Should these just be covered in attic insulation or should they be wrapped? Or is it acceptable as is? Would this situation produce condensation and drip? (These are the next 2 pictures)
- From the roof, the siding runs right down to the shingles with J-channel at the bottom. Proper step-flashing is not visible (but would I see it if it is there?). If you look closely, the J-channel is caulked going down the roof on the left side of the picture, but was not done on the right side.
Altogether, this was a poorly constructed condominium with poor materials.
Any help is greatly appreciated.